Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - English UK



Today is Week 20 of Friends Around the World 3 CAL, and I am happy to introduce Water Lilly 12” afghan square. The pattern is free and is available in several languages. Please, scroll down to find and choose the links. And you can read all information about the CAL and participating designers HERE. Enjoy!
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Materials:

  • Aran Yarn (River Washed XL by Scheepjes) in one or three colours:

Yarn A: colour 983 or 984, 11g/ 17m/ 19yrds
Yarn B: colour 989 or 992, 24g/ 36m/ 40yrds
Yarn C: colour 990 or 982, 42g/ 63m/ 69yrds

River Washed XL yarn is available for purchase in local Scheepjes stores and via online retailers:

Wool Warehouse*, Deramores*, Black Sheep Wools* (UK, international shipping)
Caro's Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Knotty House* (Canada)
  • scissors, tapestry needles to weave in yarn tails

Size: 12”/30cm
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Abbreviations and Stitch Guide (UK terms)


st(s) stitch(es)
ch chain
lp loop
yo yarn over
sp(s) space(s)
RS right side
(…) (crochet following directions) as many times as indicated
ss (slip stitch) - insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw yarn up and pull second lp through the first lp on hook.
dc (doble crochet) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.
htr (half treble crochet) – yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through all three lps.
tr (treble crochet) – yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* twice
dtr ( double treble crochet) – yo twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps* three times.
dc2tog (double crochet 2 together) - insert hook in the indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, insert hook in next st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through three lps on hook
tr2tog (treble crochet 2 together) – *yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps; repeat from * once more, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.
tr3tog (treble crochet 3 together) – *yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps; repeat from * twice more yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.
tr4tog (treble crochet 4 together) – *yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps; repeat from * 3 more times in same stitch, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook.
BPtr (back post treble crochet) – yo, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch, yo, draw up a lp, *yo, pull through 2 lps; repeat from * once more.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

An original Lilla Björn Crochet Design (Tatsiana Kupryianchyk). Copyright 2014-2019. All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. It cannot be sold, shared, republished (online and off-line), redistributed, translated without permission or edited in any way – in part or in a whole. No video tutorials are allowed without permission! Please, always credit me as a designer. Thank you!

INSTRUCTIONS


Round 1. With Yarn A make magic ring, ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), 12tr in ring, tighten ring, join with ss in first tr after ch2 – 12 tr.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 2. Ch3 and tr in the same st as join (counts as first tr2tog), ch2, *tr2tog in next st, ch2* 11 times, join with ss in first tr after ch3 – 12 tr2tog, 12 ch2-sps.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 3. First leg of first tr3tog will be ch3.

Ss in next ch2-sp, *tr3tog (over same sp, next tr2tog and next sp), ch3* 12 times, join with ss in first tr3tog – 12 tr3tog, 12 ch3-sps.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 4. Ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), *dc in tr3tog, (htr, tr, 2dtr, tr, htr) in next ch3-sp - petal made* 12 times, join with ss in first dc – 12 “petals”. Cut yarn if changing colour.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 5. Continue with Yarn A or change to Yarn B in first ch1. Work behind the petals.

*Ch5, skip petal, dc in next dc* 12 times. Make last dc over joining ss of the previous round – 12 dc, 12 ch5-sps.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 6. Ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), *5tr in next ch5-sp* 12 times, join with ss in first tr after ch2 – 60 tr.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 7. First tr is made in same st as join.

Ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), *2tr, dtr in sp between 2dtr of the petal below, skip 1 st on Round 6, 2tr, tr between current and next tr of Round 6* 12 times, join with ss in first tr after ch2 – 60 tr, 12 dtr.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com


Round 8. First leg of first tr3tog will be ch3.

*Tr3tog over next 3 sts, ch3* 24 times, join with ss in first tr3tog – 24 tr3tog, 24 ch3-sps.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 9. First tr is made in same st as join.

Ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), *tr in tr3tog, 3tr in next сh3-sp* 24 times, join with ss in first tr after ch2 – 96 tr. Fasten off if changing colour.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 10. Continue with Yarn A or change to Yarn C in first ch1. First BPtr is made around first tr of previous round (after ch2).

Ch2 (doesn’t count as a st), *BPtr around each of next 4 sts, 2BPtr around next st, BPtr around each of next 3 sts* 12 times, join with ss in first BPtr after ch2 – 108 BPtr.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 11. Make ch5 instead of first dtr and ch1-sp

Ss in each of next 2 sts, *dtr in same st, ch1, dtr in same st, ch2, skip 2 sts, tr4tog in next st, ch2, skip 2 sts, 2tr, 3htr, 6dc, 3htr, 2tr, ch2, skip 2 sts, tr4tog in next st, ch2, skip 2 sts, dtr in next st, ch1* 4 times working last dtr in the same st as the first dtr, join with ss in fourth ch in the beginning of the round – 2 dtr, 2 tr4tog, 4 tr, 6 htr, 6dc, 4 ch2-sps and 2 ch1-sps on each side, dtr in each corner.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 12. Make ch6 instead of first dtr and ch2-sp

*Dtr in same dtr, ch2, 2dtr in same dtr, dtr in next ch1-sp, dtr in next dtr, 2dtr in next ch2-sp, tr in next tr4tog, 2tr in next ch2-sp, htr in each of next 3 sts, 4dc, dc2tog over next 2 sts, 4dc, htr in each of next 3 sts, 2tr in next ch2-sp, tr in next tr4tog, 2dtr in next ch2-sp, dtr in next dtr, dtr in next ch1-sp, dtr in next dtr* 4 times making last dtr in the same st as the first dtr, join with ss in fourth ch in the beginning of the round – 12 dtr, 6 tr, 6 htr, 8 dc and dc2tog on each side, ch2-sp in each corner.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 13. Make ch4 instead of first tr and ch2-sp

Ss in sp, *tr in same sp, ch2, 2tr in same sp, (ch2, tr3tog over next 3 sts) x11 times, ch2, tr in next sp* 4 times making last tr in the same sp as the first tr, join with ss in third ch in the beginning of the round – 4 tr, 11 tr3tog and 12 ch2-sps on each side, ch2-sp in each corner.
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Round 14. Ss in sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as a st), *dc in same ch2-sp in the corner, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2dc in next sp, dc in next tr3tog) x 11 times, 2dc in next sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next ch2-sp in the corner, ch2* 4 times making last dc in the same sp as the first dc, join with ss in first dc, fasten off – 41 dc on each side, ch2-sp in each corner. 
Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square - FREE crochet pattern - www.lillabjorncrochet.com

Congratulations! Your Water Lilly 12" Afghan Square is now finished!

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